Jayne's Gastropub
Jayne's Gastropub

Jayne's Gastropub

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jaynesgastropub.com/
  • Phone: 6195631011
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tue-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm


    Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary European, British
  • Executive Chef: Jayne Battle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adams Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is usually readily available. The Adams Avenue bridge directly over the 805, two blocks east of Jaynes, is a neighborhood secret and only a 2 minute walk. Remember that green, yellow zones and parking meters are open and free after 6pm.
A word from Jayne's Gastropub
Jaynes is San Diego's trailblazing first and only Brit owned Gastropub. The eclectic menu features gourmet takes on pub classics using local, organic and sustainably farmed produce, meats and seafood. Beverage highlights include the city's most avant garde natural wine list from wine director Jon Erickson, a world class craft cocktail program curated by bartender Sarah Ellis and a broad beer list on draft and in bottles. The beautiful old world interior is reminiscent of London and San Francisco and the decor and feeling rates among the most charming in the entire city. Utterly non-corporate, Jaynes is the local's secret darling on North Park's 30th street.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Jayne's Gastropub reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (23)special occasion (18)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Looking4yummy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our go to place for good food with a casual eclectic vibe. Can't go wrong with the fish and chips or burger. Mussels are hard to resist. Try a specialty drink. Bartender has some skills
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coulda been perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    service? awesome. menu? awesome. wines? awesome. food? ok. well-conceived, but just ok. Here's how to take this restaurant from a "like" to a "love" -- and I say this with all due respect. have the chef sit down with a plate of his/her fried or brick chicken, next to a plate of whisk&ladle's or prep kitchen's or kfc's (not kidding) and then have him/her ask, what is missing in my dish? Just do that. Fix these dishes. And we'll be back. Otherwise, there are just too many restaurants to try on a given night...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always dependable
    justinchend
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Group of four sat promptly at 8. Drinks, excellent poutine, and bean curd special appetizer. My shepherd's pie was perfect. Affogato desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Disappointment
    looking4dinner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I like the concept of a "gastropub." The furnishings were nice, and I enjoyed the attention to details in the decor. It's a lovely neighborhood pub, but it is super loud and a tad overpriced for the quality of fare. $115 on dinner for two where we could barely hear one another converse would have been fine if the food made up for it. It did not. The food was tasty for a pub, but priced for a four-star restaurant. The service was off as well. We made reservations but were told upon our arrival we couldn't sit outside. There wasn't an option for al fresco dining on Open Table. Nice decor, but loud, average food, and lackluster service. It wasn't special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feels like U.K. in S.D.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Jayne's Gastropub is quaint, lovely and friendly; its feel like a neighborhood spot from the East End of London. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden treasure
    WineCanineVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I am so lucky to be able to walk to Jayne's! Love the bar here and the outdoor patio. Great food and great service! Try fried chicken night.....so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening!
    frenchfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We reserved our table about 5 days ahead and asked for and were seated on the patio. Our waiter was superb, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and a great smile. My husband ordered the mussels as his entree (though the dish could be split as an appetizer) and he said it was delicious. My salmon was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The dessert menu makes for a difficult choice and we finally decided on vanilla gelato with espresso. Yummy! The wine list is quite extensive. Altogether an excellent meal in a delightful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise
    Lughead
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I came upon Jayne's by way of Yelp and trying to organize a dinner with business colleagues. The menu looked like a nice balance for different dietary preferences and delicious. As they opened at 5p, I made a reservation through OpenTable on the same day with no trouble. The atmosphere of the indoor was quiet but the bar noise rolled into the dining area as they were right next to each other. We opted to sit on the back patio -- a lovely area surrounded by green and with ambient lighting that really set the tone of either friendly gathering or romance. The food was outstanding - the cheese plate and a glass of wine followed by the sausage pastry special (all my table mates ate the fried chicken and raved about it).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ol' Jaynes!
    Chacho
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Try to get a table outside in the back. There's a great atmosphere there to match the wonderful food and service. I had the duck which was really good - crispy skin, yummy sauce - delicious. My wife had scallops, and they were cooked perfectly - you know - cooked so that those sweet things nearly melt in your mouth. The cocktails are great. The service - the service! - they have it down at Jaynes Gastropub! We'll be back again, and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, but not when it's hot!
    nonameVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Jayne's has always been a favorite. Hadn't been in a long time, and unfortunately chose a really hot day to go. No A-C inside (& lots of noise from the bar), so we ate on the patio. The heat drew in every fly in the neighborhood. We decided Jayne's will be a winter destination only for us. One big disappointment -- the fries are not what they used to be. But as usual, the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Jayne's was amazing. We got the steak and scallops and both were to die for. The service was outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service and patio dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was good, delicious, but not amazing (for the price we expected a little more). The presentation for the special, bacon-wrapped filet with asparagus, and for the bangers and mash was great. I ordered the shepard's pie which was delicious, but not special as far as presentation was concerned. We also had the calamari - delicious, and heirloom tomato and arugala salad which was good, although too heavy on the vinegarette for my taste. For dessert we had vanilla, pistachio, and chocolate gelato and the strawberry-rhubarb with vanilla ice-cream. The straw-rhub was fantastic! I'd go there again just for dessert. We dined outside and it is a beautiful, quite patio setting. Our server Eric was very attentive & knowledgeable, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Bistro in San Diego!!!
    John
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Jaynes Gastro pub is great! The proprietors are warm and inviting. The space is charming. The outdoor patio is sweet. The food is terrific (try the Jayne Burger topped with Vermont cheddar and pickled onions, the flat iron steak with salsa Verde or whatever fish they are serving). The cocktails, beer and wine are outstanding too. You will love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change of pace
    Mrvinfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Love the patio it was perfect with SD weather. Our waitress Dani was excellent in spice of a very busy night. Everyone Went out of their way to get us an outside table and we're very attentive during our meal. Yes it may be pricey for some but worth every penny. Great and interesting menu choices. Over all a great night out in a different area of SD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My "go to" Restaurant
    lavender
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Jaynes is my "go to" restaurant in San Diego. Not only is the food amazing (best burger in SD!), the ambiance is charming, cocktails are fantastic, the staff is welcoming and friendly and while I haven't met the owner yet, I always see her working hard and interacting with customers and staff alike. It is also down the street from where I live, making it very convenient. I'm a big fan!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pub food
    yupitsme
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    this is our second visit to Jaynes simply because we were in the mood for fish and chips. again we were pleased with the food, the surprise is getting seated outside which was really nice - usually I don't like eating outside if its near the street or windy or whatever. but this was secluded and quieter. The only complaint is that BOTH times we came here the drinks were slow to appear. By then we were ready to order our food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It's always a great dining experience at Jaynes. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Willie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent place for good food and good cheer, witha neighborhood feel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Find.
    Scar
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My wife's name is Jayne so we thought we would try this restaraunt. What a great find. Excellent food and service. A small place in an older neighborhood of San Diego. A beautiful outdoor patio. Well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish I could have brought my dad!
    MsSpoon
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    He used to make fun of British food --- but he would have loved the panko pork cutlets, the shepherds pie, and the friendly little bar. This terrific place has British trappings but don't be fooled -- It is delicious "continental food" without any snootiness -- just humility and friendliness and deliciousness.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The right combination
    thesaint
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The service, food, and beer selection was great! We sat on the beautiful patio and enjoyed a great date night together!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    Food4familyof5
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    It was my brothers birthday and he wanted to try Jayne's. We had heard that it was too pricey and that food was not that good, but of course we had to try it ourselves! We loved it! We definitely will be back! Ariel was the perfect server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute little neighborhood gem!
    SanDiegoDelVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food is good, but the drinks are moderate. It's a cute little neighborhood gem, and I love the patio dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptionally well done
    Justacustomer
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Probably the best dining experience we've had in years. Service was flawless. Food was simple, perfectly prepared, and reasonably priced. The ingredients were fresh, light, and full of flavor. The meal left us satisfied without feeling stuffed or overindulgent. The perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hannamanna
    hannamanna
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I love Jayne's Gastropub!! The food is just delicious! I especially love the muscles but all their dishes are so tasty. The wine is great too. My two favorite things about Jayne's is the back patio...so precious..private and friendly and big enough not to be intimidating. The second thing is the waitress...we have only had the same one each time we've gone. She has long blond wavy hair (but wears it up) and is a poet when it comes to describing the various dishes. She enlightens us on how each dish's flavor and its character...just a wonderful waitress. I highly recommend Jayne's and plan to make it a regular part of our quarterly dining route.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Jayne's Gastropub reviews archive.
  • Charming Restuarant with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great service. We had the fish and chips and mussels. Some of the best fish n chips you'll find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find!
    yupitsme
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    this may be crazy but we have been trying to find the perfect fish and chips - and we think we have found it! We love a lot of other different foods but we decided to give this place our f&c test, and San Diego, for all of its seafood places, have not satisfied that. Just the right texture for the batter and the fish was fresh, not frozen or funky tasting. We had the crostini as an appetizer and it was delicious. we all be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Noisy Noise Annoys!
    Pooh2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our dinner was delicious served by a competent waiter. Inside the cacophony from a nearby table made conversation impossible for the three of us. There should be more noise control in such a small room -wall & floor coverings, table pads, chair cushions to absorb the sound. Small wonder most people prefer to eat outside in the charming garden. Owners need to pay more attention to acoustics in their establishments otherwise discerning customers will go to those who do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Carlos
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I made the reservation on Opentable with a note saying it was my wife's birthday and they made a special dessert for her after we had dinner with no indication that it was coming
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but expensive
    MadhatterVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I had the soup & chicken under brick. The soup was not exciting and for $9.50, it should be. The chicken was excellent ($24.50). The drinks were ok, again at $11.00@ they should be better. My husband had the muscles, which he really enjoyed, and the Lamb Shepherd’s Pie ($19.50), which he also enjoyed. It was half empty in the restaurant and we could barely hear each other. Overall it was good, but too expensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good grub at the gastropub
    Little
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had gambas al aljillo, Caesar salad with whole anchovies, and the evening special - three pan seared divers scallops atop saffron Israeli couscous, peas, tomatoes, and spinach. All were delicious. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and timed our service perfectly. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome hidden patio in the back
    Linds
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Jayne's Gastropub was a lucky find. They have a little patio hidden in the back for outside dining, which is usually always good in San Diego. Loved the Metro map in the bathroom. The scones they sent from the kitchen were amazing!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic Creativity
    JoMarieVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Expecting pub food, I was surprised by the first-rate food coming from the kitchen. The first course of mussels had plump mussels with small bits of chorizo in a white wine sauce. For the second course, the halibut was cooked just right and was a on a bed of marvelous fresh vegetables. The rhubarb/strawberry tart had the most delectable, light crust topped with gelato. Our waiter was knowledgeable and timely. The wine list is not extensive, but all wines are carefully chosen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My husband and I love Jayne's and this trip was no exception. We love the food, but the service is also amazing. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes, but on this trip the Bangers and Mash were superb, as was the sticky toffee pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jayne's is the go-to restaurant
    mcwaday
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Jayne's is the go-to restaurant for food lovers who feel that SD can't hold a candle to other major cities dining experiences (which it can't). That said, Jayne's could easily be found in SF, LA, Portland, Chgo, etc and still make the Eater 38 in each city. It's great dining in a relaxed comfortable yet smart atmosphere and has been doing what the Spotted Pig has been doing in NYC for 10 years. If you haven't been, go here now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we have been regulars here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    we have been regulars here since its opening. never dissappoints. one of the most consistent places i have ever been. young owners make the place special. hip san francisco vibe to the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We LOVE Jayne's Gastropub.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We LOVE Jayne's Gastropub. The food is always exquisite; service great and if eating outdoors, much quieter than indoors. We have found if you do go to sit indoors, the earlier you come, the better. It gets noisier as the night goes on but it is SO worth it regardless. The food honestly is the BEST! You can tell they cook with Love and Care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does Food Make up for Noise?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Met a friend for dinner around 7:00 Friday night. The food was delightful. But the noise level in this place is out of control. I wish they would do something about that - maybe some sound absorbing treatment on the ceiling. As the restaurant filled up I noticed I had to talk louder and louder to be heard across a small 2-top table to the point that it became unpleasant. Now the food is really good, but I am not sure it's worth the trade off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The bar in this charming restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The bar in this charming restaurant was small, but had a great, friendly vibe. The grouper was excellent, as was the pricey, but interestng and delicious small wine selection. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was tasty, not overwhelming
    henrycg0VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, the service. Everything was wonderful, everyone really friendly. I was not overwhelmed by the food, but everything tasted well, was prepared excellently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.